As Manipur seems to be heading for a hung assembly, Manipur PCC President T N Haokip said on Saturday that his party would form the next government with the help of "like- minded secular and regional parties."
The 60-member Manipur assembly is headed for a hung assembly as none of the political parties managed to reach the magic figure of 31. "We are confident that we will form the next government inManipur. We are already in talks with like-minded secular and regional parties," Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC)chief Haokip told PTI.
The Naga Peoples Front has an alliance with the BJP in Nagaland.
Asked if the Congress is open to an alliance with the NPF, Haokip said "The Congress will never go for an alliance withthe NPF and the BJP. We are open for alliance with any otherparty."
On his party not being able to reach the majority mark, Haokip alleged massive rigging and booth capturing by NSCN(IM)in favour of NPF and BJP in several seats. "
The NSCN(IM) in order to defeat the Congress, hadresorted to massive rigging and booth capturing in various seats in favour of the BJP and the NPF candidates. Plus the money power too had played a vital role in favour of the BJP. A section of people were also swayed by the BJP's falsepromises on the economic blockade," he said.